Viewing Event Record: The Privy Council takes action over the performance of the Isle of Dogs

Abstract

The Privy Council takes action over the performance of the Isle of Dogs at the Swan. They note that one of the play's actors and 'makers' [Ben Jonson] has already been committed to prison. The remainder of the players are to be punished according to their deserts, and examined for information on those responsible for the production, as well as on the circulation and dissemination of the book. The papers seized from Thomas Nashe's lodgings are also to be examined.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 15 August 1597 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: before 15 August 1597 (Source of claim: externally supplied)

Venues

Name
Swan

Troupes

Name
Pembroke's Men

People

Name Role
Ferrys, Messenger of the Chamber
Jonson, Benjamin playwright
Nashe, Thomas playwright

Event Type

  • arrest
  • performance context
  • player context
  • playhouse context